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3 students chosen for Washington trip

Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. South Tahoe Middle School students Samuel Bray, Jason Reum and Cameryn Brock, from left, are in Washington, D.C., this week attending the Junior National Young Leaders Conference.

This spring more than 200 outstanding middle school students from across the United States will take part in an extraordinary leadership conference in Washington, D.C. Themed “The Legacy of American Leadership,” the Junior National Young Leaders Conference introduces young people to the rich tradition of leadership throughout American history, while helping them develop their own leadership skills.

Three South Tahoe Middle School students will participate in the conference: Cameryn Brock, Jason Reum and Samuel Bray. They were nominated by their STMS counselors and teachers to attend the event, from Feb. 20 through Feb. 25.

“The aim of the Junior National Young Leaders Conference is to inspire students to recognize their own leadership skills, measure their skills against those of current and former leaders and return home with newfound confidence in their ability to exercise positive influence within their communities,” said Mike Lasday, executive director of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, the organization that sponsors the conference.

During the six-day conference, Cameryn, Jason and Sam will take part in educational activities and presentations as well as meet with elected officials and key Congressional staff members on Capitol Hill. Participants also visit historical sites such as Colonial Williamsburg, Harpers Ferry, the National Museum of American History and Washington’s monuments and memorials.

Parents have financially obligated themselves to the trip, but are still hoping for additional community support to assist with paying back all the expenses. The cost of the trip is $2,500 per child. So far, the students have received community support totaling $1,500 from the South Shore Optimist Club and Kiwanis Club of South Lake Tahoe.

To make a contribution or for more information contact Laurel Brock at (530) 308-8279 or lbrock@ltusd.org.

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